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For Cultural Purposes Only

Synopsis

An experimental film essay investigating the cultural importance of cinema.
 In an age dominated by the moving image what would it feel like to never see an image of the place that you came from?


The Palestinian Film Archive contained over 100 films showing the daily life and struggle of the Palestinian people. It was lost in the Israeli siege of Beirut in 1982. Here interviewees describe from memory key moments from the history of Palestinian cinema. These scenes are drawn and animated. Where film survives, the artist's impressions are corroborated. This is a film about reconstruction and the idea that cinema is an expression of cultural identity - that cinema fuels memory.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
9 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Sarah Wood
Director of Photography
Campbell
Sound
Andy Coles, Basel Abbas
Original Executive/Editors
Lucy Harris, Sue Giovanni
Sound
Andy Coles, Basel Abbas

Production Company

c/o Animate Projects Ltd
89 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1NL
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 3944
http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2009/for_cultural
info@animateprojects.org

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Company

c/o Animate Projects Ltd
89 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1NL
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 3944
http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2009/for_cultural
distribution@animateprojects.org